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It Takes a Village: Mental Health Care and the Role of the Family . Jeffrey Rakofsky, MD Assistant Professor Emory University Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program. Dr. Jeffrey Rakofsky , Personal/Professional Financial Relationships with Industry.
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Jeffrey Rakofsky, MD
Emory University Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program
Dr. Jeffrey Rakofsky, Personal/Professional Financial Relationships with Industry
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I. Mental Health Care and the Role of the Family
II. Exciting Research Conducted by Department of Psychiatry faculty at Emory University
2. To appreciate the different phases of illness and most appropriate behaviors from family members
3. To appreciate the dynamic nature of healthy family involvement throughout the different phases of a loved one’s illness
I. BEFORE TREATMENT
II. ACUTE TREATMENT
Family has 2 essential roles:
Doesn’t meet 1013 criteria
Has mental illness
Is an imminentthreat to self or others, OR
Is too disorganized to care for self
**At this point, firearms should be removed from the house.
……Don’t be handcuffed by threats of suicide. Doing nothing could ultimately be worse…..
Medical or psychiatric emergency rooms
2 clinical trials using a sublingual form of
4 clinical trials (neurostimulation):
2 Clinical trials:
Is a psychotherapy approach that involves skills training, affective regulation and narrative therapy better than treatment as usual for women with PTSD?
What genetic markers are associated with PTSD among patients living in inner-city Atlanta?
1) What is the impact of oxytocin on brain activity, social perception and attunement on rhesus monkeys?
2) What is the impact of oxytocin on brain activity and social cognition in patients with Autism?
Does a genetic marker associated with learning and memory predict who will improve?
Does 12 weeks of meditation training affect overall quality of life, and affect physiologic, hormonal and inflammatory markers of stress?
A “win-win” situation
Call 404-727-MOOD (6663) or visit Emoryclinicaltrials.com
for more information!